Marine Le Pen in Moscow

Marine Le Pen in Moscow

By Stephen Lendman.   French presidential candidate Le Pen’s far-right agenda warrants plenty of criticism.  Le Pen’s meeting with Putin in Moscow deserves praise, not criticism, despite her political motive for coming. She hopes [...]
Pakistani military engagement: Walking a fine line between Saudi Arabia and Iran

Pakistani military engagement: Walking a fine line between Saudi Arabia and Iran

  By James Dorsey.       Pakistan is emerging as an important military player in the Gulf as its struggles to balance complex relations with regional rivals Saudi Arabia and Iran and diverging approaches by different branches [...]
Scotland Independence Referendum 2.0?

Scotland Independence Referendum 2.0?

By Stephen Lendman. Ahead of Scotland’s September 2014 independence referendum, most UK and independent polls showed the outcome was too close to call. In the run-up to the vote, pro-independence supporters gained strength. Some analysts [...]
French Presidential Candidate Fillon Charged with Misuse of Public Funds

French Presidential Candidate Fillon Charged with Misuse of Public Funds

By Stephen Lendman.   Once favored to succeed current French President Francois Hollande, Francois Fillion’s campaign may be over. Instead of heading for the Elysee Palace where French presidents reside and work, he could face prison [...]
Reflections on Erdogan’s foreign policy

Reflections on Erdogan’s foreign policy

By Syed Qamar Rizvi.   Much is being discussed in the Western print media about Turkey’s President Tayyab Erdogan’s foreign policy ventures. But it appears that what Erdogan is doing, he is trying his best to defend his country’s [...]
Asian ports: Pitfalls of China’s One Belt, One Road Initiative

Asian ports: Pitfalls of China’s One Belt, One Road Initiative

  By James M. Dorsey.   Source: Daily Mail   Troubled ports in Pakistan and Sri Lanka, envisioned as part of China’s string of pearls linking the Eurasian heartland to the Middle Kingdom, exemplify political pitfalls that threaten [...]
Whither the Muslim World’s NATO?

Whither the Muslim World’s NATO?

  By James M. Dorsey.   Source: Dawn   Controversy and uncertainty over the possible appointment of a Pakistani general as commander of a 40-nation, Saudi-led, anti-Iranian military alliance dubbed the Muslim world’s NATO goes [...]
NATO’s Provocative Anti-Russia Buildup

NATO’s Provocative Anti-Russia Buildup

By Stephen Lendman.   Washington largely determines NATO policy. It remains provocatively anti-Russia based on policies it’s pursuing. In December at an OSCE Ministerial Council meeting in Hamburg, Germany, Sergey Lavrov accused [...]
Trump’s endangered Mideast policy?

Trump’s endangered Mideast policy?

By Syed Qamar Rizvi.   After resuming his office as the 45th president of the United States, Donald Trump is being seen as playing with political jugglery richly reflected by his Israeli tilt as he has been thinking of shifting the Israeli [...]
Militants put half-hearted Pakistani counter-terrorism at crossroads

Militants put half-hearted Pakistani counter-terrorism at crossroads

By James M. Dorsey.   A militant faction associated with the Pakistani Taliban has put Pakistani authorities, already under pressure from the United States and an Asian money laundering watchdog, at a crossroads in their hitherto [...]
Protecting Militants: China blocks UN listing of Pakistani as a globally designated terrorist

Protecting Militants: China blocks UN listing of Pakistani as a globally designated terrorist

By James M. Dorsey.     China, at the behest of Pakistan, has prevented the United Nations from listing a prominent Pakistani militant as a globally designated terrorist. China’s protection of Masood Azhar, who is believed to have [...]
Trump’s lethal call for Muslim apartheid

Trump’s lethal call for Muslim apartheid

By Syed Qamar Rizvi.     President Trump’s executive order– of Jan. 2017 , a heraldry of communal legacy, characterized by Muslim exclusionism– halted the entire US refugee programme for 120 days, indefinitely [...]
China’s growing South Asian role

China’s growing South Asian role

  By Syed Qamar Rizvi.   Given the imperatives of the rising of extremist forces that exercise ideological influence across the region and potentially in Xinjiang itself; or given the proxy battles in Afghanistan between India and [...]
US-Backed Terrorists in Aleppo Near Collapse

US-Backed Terrorists in Aleppo Near Collapse

By Stephen Lendman. Syrian and allied forces are advancing steadily, liberating one neighborhood and district after another. US-supported terrorists are surrounded, trapped and weakening, including the will of many to keep fighting battles [...]
Fidel Castro Ruz Passes, An Era Ends

Fidel Castro Ruz Passes, An Era Ends

By Stephen Lendman.   He’s gone. His revolutionary spirit lives. He redoubtably resisted yankee imperialism for half a century, surviving hundreds of US attempts to kill him and the revolution he led. He withstood the machinations [...]
Taking on militants: A fight for the soul of Pakistan

Taking on militants: A fight for the soul of Pakistan

  By James M. Dorsey.       Two high-level meetings in recent months involving senior military commanders and intelligence officials and/or top-level government representatives spotlight Pakistan’s difficulty in coming [...]
Under Pressure, Egyptian President Promises Change

Under Pressure, Egyptian President Promises Change

By James M. Dorsey.     Faced with a drop in popularity, intermittent protests against rising prices, and calls for a mass anti-government demonstration, Egyptian general-turned-president Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi, is seeking to appease [...]
Hillary’s Email Exchange with Gen. Petraeus Reveals Serious Lack of Judgement

Hillary’s Email Exchange with Gen. Petraeus Reveals Serious Lack of Judgement

By Jim Kouri.   About 1,000 emails between former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and former commander of the U.S. Army’s Central Command (CENTCOM), Gen. David Petraeus, were reported to be missing from the tens of thousands [...]
Clinton Campaign Manager On Foreign Donors, "Take The Money, We Will Deal With It"

Clinton Campaign Manager On Foreign Donors, “Take The Money, We Will Deal With It”

  By Jaime Ortega.     Wikileaks most recent email release shows Hillary Clinton staff accepted campaign contributions from foreign donors knowing the decision might end in controversy. The email was sent before the democratic [...]
Emails show Hillary Clinton deeply rooted with corporations and outsourcing jobs

Emails show Hillary Clinton deeply rooted with corporations and outsourcing jobs

  By Jaime Ortega.    Democratic Nominee for President Hillary Clinton, harshly campaigned against Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, and promised her supporters that she advocated against outsourcing jobs. Sanders ratcheted up her jobs [...]